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Should i capitalise the first letter of my course every time i mention it in personal Watch

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    SHOULD I CAPITALISE THE FIRST LETTER OF MY COURSE EVERY TIME I MENTION IT IN PERSONAL STATEMENT?
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    Yea, if you're referring to the the course/ discipline, but if you're referring it as a general term then no. But maybe do this a max of twice in a sentence (imo). Btw, don't worry over such small things!
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    I did for my history personal statement, then when I mentioned history in general and not the course, I didn't use a capital letter.
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    If you're talking about your course specifically it would be capitalised, but if you're talking about the field itself then it wouldn't. So if you were doing a course called 'Geography' it would be capitalised, but if you said 'I am interested in geography because...' then it doesn't need to be capitalised because you aren't talking about the course itself.
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    (Original post by Broderss)
    If you're talking about your course specifically it would be capitalised, but if you're talking about the field itself then it wouldn't. So if you were doing a course called 'Geography' it would be capitalised, but if you said 'I am interested in geography because...' then it doesn't need to be capitalised because you aren't talking about the course itself.
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    Yes, you should. So for example BA (Hons) English Literature.
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    It should only be capitalised if mentioning the name of the qualification (A Level Physics) - if you say 'I am interested in physics' or 'Studying physics' then it should be small letters
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    small letters

    Good rule of thumb - if you're unsure, it's probably small letters :p:
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